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Violence Against Women

What Is Original Sin?

Sarah Key | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Sarah Key

The original sin is not knowledge, it is rape. When men, women, and children are rendered powerless in the face of violence, there should be no tolerance for that.

Security Begins and Ends in the Home

Mark Testoni | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Mark Testoni

Ensuring the safety of those who can't defend themselves at home is at least as important as securing the nation from external threats.

The Real Takeaway From UVA

Amy Siskind | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Amy Siskind

We've missed an opportunity for a discussion on the broader issue -- violence against college women, part of an age group which is the most vulnerable.

Fighting Violence With Voice: Transforming the Conversation on Violence Against Women

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

While recent high-profile examples come from the United States, violence against women is a global issue, and remains one of the most entrenched and horrific forms of gender inequality.

For Women, Gun Violence Often Linked to Domestic Violence

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

To prevent fatal violence against women, we need to ensure communities have the resources to help women who are the potential victims of domestic violence. Moreover, we should do everything we can at both the state and federal levels to ensure abusers do not have access to guns.

2015: The Year of the Woman

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

How far have we come over the last two decades? What goals have been achieved, and what remains to be realized? 2015 will be a year where the United Nations, concerned citizens, non-government organizations and the media will dive into the details.

America's Dirty Little Secret: Sex Trafficking Is Big Business

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.30.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

You don't hear much about domestic sex trafficking from the media or government officials, and yet it infects suburbs, cities and towns across the nation.

Why Emma Watson's Words to the UN on Feminism Weren't Game-Changing

Jessica Burdon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Jessica Burdon

I was surprised by the hype. I hadn't considered any one of Watson's scripted statements to be new, let alone groundbreaking. They were simply a helpful reminder of what battles still need to be fought upon the field of modern feminism. Or was I missing something?

How Domestic Violence Affects High School Students, Too

Lindsey Cook | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Lindsey Cook

We need a nationwide conversation with young women. There's a difference between a bad relationship and an abusive one, and there's a difference between persistence and stalking.

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

We Need #YesAllWomen Now More Than Ever Before

Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

We are living in the year 2014 and we are still fighting for equality between men and women. We are still fighting for equal rights and equal pay. Women should not have to feel afraid to walk alone at night. Women should not be afraid to speak their voices loud and clear. Women should not be afraid to want a higher education, to want to learn.

Why She Stays?

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

For many viewers, this is the first time that they have witnessed domestic violence. For too many others, this video is a painful reminder of what millions of women face each day. In the United States, one in every three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

Obama Speaks On The 'Nightmare' That Is Campus Sexual Assault

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual...

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

The NFL Must Stop Promoting Sexism -- and Start Promoting More Women

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

The goal of the NFL policy should be to stop violence against women -- not to punish perpetrators to turn down the heat when a high-profile case causes a public relations nightmare.

Rice Is Cooked: What Now?

Karen Elizaga | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

These are our sisters, our mothers, our daughters and our friends. These are real women who deserve to feel safe in their own homes. Let us all take on the important task of teaching our brothers, our fathers and especially our sons that violence is never a part of any solution.

The Violence Spills Off the Field

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

The NFL has not even begun to systematically examine holistically whether the on-field behaviors they champion translate into off-field recklessness. If NFL leadership fails to make that connection and render changes to the sport's culture of violence, then the banner of flag football may get the call to save the league even sooner than I once predicted.

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Why More Men Need to Hear Jackson Katz's 'More Than a Few Good Men' Talk

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Luis Ruuska

More men need to hear Jackson Katz and others like him speak not because their minds and attitudes will automatically be changed, but because their existing attitudes and evaluations of women will be fundamentally and critically challenged.

CoverGirl and NFL, Take Action or Face Boycott

Taylor Marsh | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Taylor Marsh

Yet another violence allegation against accused child abuser Adrian Peterson has bubbled up beyond the protection racket of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and sponsors like Cover Girl who protect the league for profit.

This Is What Happens When People Say No to Violence Against Women

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Phoebe K. Schreiner

We wish Ray Rice had never assaulted Janay. We wish all the factors that led to his decision to be abusive and violent did not exist. We wish that all the people in Ray's life who had concerns about his behavior had done more to support him by challenging that behavior.

Why Congress Matters: Lessons from Ray Rice and the VAWA Anniversary

Kelly Ward | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Kelly Ward

More and more, women know that this midterm election matters in their lives, whether it's responding forcefully to unconscionable domestic violence or finally eliminating the inequality of paying women less than men.

The Global Context Surrounding Violence Against Women

Auren Kaplan | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Auren Kaplan

The world needs to embrace a global conversation about how women have been disempowered in most of the areas central to meaningful human experience. It needs a global conversation about how the empowerment of women is the central social challenge facing humanity today.

The Real Questions We Should Be Asking About #WhyIStayed

Megan Foo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

Scrolling down these tweets, I couldn't help but wonder: how many more women bear the same brunt of intimate partner violence? How many more women struggle to break the vicious cycle of violence and reconciliation that keeps them holding on to abusive relationships?